'When it came to S D Burman, a Guide song was completely different from a Tere Mere Sapne song which was completely different from a Sharmilee song. Except for their quality, there is nothing to link them together.' 'Lata was his ultimate voice. He felt there was nobody like Lata. "Give me a harmonium, give me Lata and I will make music," he said.' Image: Sachin Dev Burman with his son, Rahul Dev Burman. Image courtesy: Penguin India Sathya Saran loves S D Burman's music. Often, she finds ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
After Funtoosh, the ninth highest grosser of 1956, Dev Anand started work on Khaali Botal, based on AJ Cronin's 1953 novel, Beyond This Place, about a son's quest to prove the innocence of his father convicted for a murder. The actor was on his way ...Pune Mirror, 4 days ago In focus: On the road to a musical legacy Mumbai Mirror, 5 days ago IN FOCUS - On the road to a musical legacy Times of India, 5 days ago
Hindi film songs have done a great service to Indian Railways by romanticising this means of transportation. Human fascination for trains is kindled by an irresistible promise of distant frontiers. But like films, they too entice and exasperateon ...The Hindu, 1 month ago
Mohammed Rafi, one of the finest playback singers to have worked in Bollywood, would have turned 90 today, December 24.To mark the occasion, we reproduce veteran film journalist Raju Bharatan's tribute to the legend. It happened at the height of the Rajesh Khanna wave --- in the after-1970 Aradhana glow when Mohammed Rafi's confidence was at its lowest ebb. The Mohammed Rafi who had sung, for Naushad, a total of 149 songs (81 of them solo) through 35 years. That ace composer had heard ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Prosenjit Chatterjee tells CT why it's good for body, mind and spirit I can't do without greenery around me. Even a speck of green excites me. The sitting arrangement in my office has been done in such a way that I can directly look into my garden ...Times of India, 2 months ago 'Gardening is a passion that only grew with time' Times of India, 2 months ago
In a special series, we will put YOU to the test everyday! Take part in our daily Bollywood quiz, and see how well you know Hindi cinema! 1. Which cinematographer has a brief role in Gulzar’s Ijaazat? A. Govind Nihalani B. Ashok Mehta C. Binod Pradhan Wrong! Try Again. Wrong! The correct answer is B. Ashok Mehta Did you know Gulzar's real name is Sampooran Singh Kalra? He started his career as a songwriter in Bandini (1963). S D Burman was the music composer. Correct! Did you ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Make no mistake: the month of October sees the birthdays and birth anniversaries of some of the longest-lasting names in the industry. But while that will also be the case with other months, what makes this tenth month stand out is the fact that many of the ...Bollywood Hungama, 2 months ago
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